We recommend the following individuals as great teachers for uke tuition
Jessica Bowie – Yorkshire – teaching groups and individuals
Whether you are just beginning to learn the ukulele or are looking to get off the plateau of first position chords and calypso strumming and improve your basic skills, or even to learn more advanced techniques, I can help you.
I teach one to one lessons from my music room at home in Bramley, Leeds 13.
I also run small groups for Beginners, Improvers and a group for people with limited manual dexterity (older people and those with disabilities) using adapted ukuleles. Please contact me for information about the next 12 week courses for Beginners and Improvers Ukulele.
For those who have got the hang of the major, minor and 7th chords in the keys of C, F and G there is an opportunity to join one of my ukulele clubs in Leeds.
The Meanwood Institukes meet on Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm in Meanwood, Leeds 6. As well as playing and singing this group has a great social element, we drink tea and eat custard creams! On sunny days we play out in Meanwood Park!
The Ukulele Social Club meets on Thursdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm in Bramley, Leeds 13. As the name implies this is a lively social group who are friendly and fun. Sometimes after the group we go to the Chemic Tavern and to perform at the Cloth Cat open mic night.
Both groups offer opportunities to learn a vast array of sophisticated arrangements of popular and unusual songs spanning the last century. Both groups play a variety of concerts and festivals throughout the year.
“The ukulele is such fun – play, practice and most importantly enjoy!
As well as being a much sought after teacher, Jessica is a founder member of the Small Change Diaries, having co written many songs that have been played on BBC Introducing. She has also live on BBC Radio as well as performing at music festivals in the UK and overseas.
Contact details for Jessica
Phone 07815 892415
Phil Doleman international ukulele teacher
I teach ukulele, bass (and u-bass/ bass ukulele) and guitar, in person and via Skype. All of my lessons are individually tailored to students needs and preferences, though I can also teach to the RGT syllabus if students wish to study for grade exams. I teach complete beginners through to quite advanced players, and I specialise in blues and jazz for those who want to take their playing further into those areas. I also offer tuition in music theory.
I often teach small groups, and visit 30+ ukulele clubs a year to run workshops, as well as running workshops at the major international ukulele festivals.
Contact details for Phil
tel: 07570 699339
STOP PRESS – Phil has just released a great music book on the ukulele which is essential for any student who wants to improve their skills. You can get your own copy here